The Unpublished Works
May 30 - June 30, 2001

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The negatives from which this current body of work was produced were recently discovered at a country home where Masahisa Fukase spent time away from the pressures of Tokyo. These eclectic images, never exhibited before, represent a playfulness rarely found in this artist's work.

Masahisa Fukase is considered to be both a legend and an enigma in his native Japan. For a culture that is traditionally reluctant to expose emotion in public, the expressionistic character of Fukase's work was, in part, the result of the development of the generation that evolved after WWII.